Oliver Clarke on his way to a first top 15 finish in the USA.Picture: Red Case Photography

MOTOR SPORT: West Norfolk single-seater racer Oliver Clarke is celebrating his latest results in the USA F4 Championship after breaking through to the top 15 for the first time. 

Clarke, 15, from Downham Market had a series of issues at the previous round in mid-Ohio after getting caught up in errors by other drivers so was pleased to turn his fortunes around in the latest round in Pittsburgh.

“The race result in Pittsburgh of 20th, 11th and 13th are my best finishes yet but I wish I could have got in the top 10 and gained my first point in the championship, I was so close,” he said.

“Mid-Ohio was a very frustrating round so it was great to move on from that.”

Clarke, a pupil at Iceni Academy in Methwold, is on a big learning curve after graduating from karting. 

He races with US-based Team Benik and, racing at speeds of 150mph, is competing with seasoned drivers as one of the youngest on the grid. 

He is supported by Ryan Motor Sport Insurance, Fenland Windows and EHF Gym of Downham Market.

Clarke is always looking for partners with promotional ideas and can be contacted through his website – www.oliverclarkeracing.com – via Facebook (Oliver Clarke Racing) or Twitter (racing_oliver62).